Cape Breton

Nude, Nova Scotia, 2012

Nude, Nova Scotia, 2012

Here are a couple of photos from my trip to Maine and Canada last summer with Erica Jay and Dane St. Clair.  The location seen here is a beach on the southeast shore of Cape Breton Island, which is the easternmost portion of the province of Nova Scotia.
This beach was a short drive from the B&B at which we stayed, so getting out there early wasn’t a problem, and we did.  It’s located on a narrow peninsula of sorts, surrounded by water on both of its long sides – a calm bay to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
It was a cool overcast morning, with some interesting clouds both above and over toward the horizon, so I decided to include them in my imagery.  In the image above, I decided to step back to make the models look small against the huge swath of cloudy sky – as if we mere humans cannot compete with the forces of nature.

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For the second image, made toward the end of our photo session, I decided to have some fun.  I set my camera on a tripod and asked then Erica and Dane to “jump!”  I made about half a dozen shots of this – and it seemed that each time, the two of them could not actually jump at the same time.  😉
For the photo here, I chose to highlight the low bank of clouds near the horizon by waiting until the girls were near the edge of the frame before shouting out to them.  I think it makes the clouds look a bit like the smoke trailing behind a locomotive.  What do you think?

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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2 Responses to Cape Breton

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now. I think that second photo of Erica and Dane jumping is the best photograph you have ever taken. It’s magnificent. It’s masterful.

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